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The 24 Best Travel Blogs of 2014

Jan 24, 2014 12:00 pm

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What makes this gorgeous group of websites so wonderful to look through is their broad range of topics including design, family, food, and adventure, all backed by beautiful photography.

— Samantha Shankman

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Classe Touriste

What we love: David De Vleeschauwer and Debbie Pappyn seek out hard-to-reach places like Antarctica and North Korea. David takes amazing photos; Debbie’s one-a-day photo blog captures beautiful snippets of life on the go.

David travels for the high emotions, mad food, and rooms with a view.

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Adventure Journal

What we love: It’s a thrill-seeker’s ultimate field guide — everything from a list of the most intense ski trails to a photo journal of a 233-mile run through the American Southwest — plus the gear you need to do it all.

Steve travels for the uncertainty, for filling in the blank spaces, and for challenging what he thinks he knows.

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Double Takes

What we love: Lauren Kilberg collects travel inspiration in every form — videos, ephemera, design-driven products — to share with wanderlusty readers like us.

Lauren travels for the challenge.

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Nowhere Magazine

What we love: A welcome departure from straight travel reporting, founder Porter Fox and his team focus on the art of literary travel writing, featuring long-form narratives of places and moments in history.

Porter travels for the prestige.

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Hither & Thither

What we love: Stylish blogger Ashley Muir Bruhn makes adventuring (around NY, California, beyond) with a three-year-old look effortless and fun. There’s a heavy emphasis on design products, style tips, and kitchen how-tos.

Ashley travels for the fresh perspective.

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Hotels We Love

What we love:The quirky, easily navigatable website layout breaks down popular cities (Milan, Istanbul, Amsterdam) into three sections — think, play, sleep — with indie events, cool happenings, and boutique hotels made into bite-size descriptions.

Co-founders Rachael Antony and Laurence Billiet travel for the eyes, the stomach, and the mind.

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Parla Food

Why we love it: Katie Parla’s obsessive dispatches on Roman delicacies routinely have our mouths watering. Posts are quick and to the point, but range from the politics of pizza to Italian beer festivals to interviews with chefs, urban gardeners, and artisans.

Katie travels for the calories.

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A Restless Transplant

What we love: Foster Huntington and his crew have racked up over 80,000 miles around the States catching waves and sunrises in his camper van since 2011. The spirit of Americana is captured perfectly through his indie lens (just check out his Instagram feed).

Last seen pulling an Aeropress shot at the base of Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.

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Tiny Atlas Quarterly

Why we love it: A roster of talented photographers relay the essence of a place through portraiture, landscape, and mini library shoots — delivering travel narratives over the course of several beautiful images.

Editor-in-chief Emily Nathan travels for the ghost of Isla Negra (Pablo Neruda’s house of collections overlooking the Pacific), which compels her to add to her own shell and miniature landscape painting collections.

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A Hotel Life

What we love: Founder and editor-in-chief Ben Pundole is an industry insider (Schrager Hotels, Groucho Club) who debriefs travel junkies (designers and jetsetters) on the coolest hotels around the world.

Ben travels for the same reasons as Kerouac: Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry!

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Mumbai Boss

What we love: Mumbai is a chaotic, colorful, pulsing city and someone needs to make sense of it all. The newsy website takes a fresh look at the latest and greatest in food, cutlure, fashion, and news.

Nayantara travels mainly for the wildlife, food, and views.

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Kinfolk

What we love: Lucky for us, the beautiful, small-batch print magazine has an equally lovely digital counterpart, with travel stories and city guides that celebrate all things artisanal.

They travel for the senses.

See the site.

Click through to see Fathom’s full list of the top travel blogs of 2014.

When we compiled our original 24 Best Travel Blogs and Websites, we thought we were creating an index that would be useful for readers and for ourselves. Little did we know it would become the most popular feature we’ve ever published.

Two years later, the web has evolved and new talent has emerged. After considering hundreds of sites (the internet: it likes to travel), we’re proud to announce the 24 Best Travel Blogs and Websites 2014.

Click through to see Fathom’s full list of the top travel blogs of 2014.

Fathom has three missions: To help you indulge your love of travel, whether you’re on the road or staying home. To narrow down endless options (hotels, sites, destinations) to those that are special. And to find the best travel stories.

These sites help us deliver all of the above, through their hotel intelligence, off-road adventures, great writing, and serious travel porn.

We’ll be collecting stories and dispatches from these amazing travelers regularly throughout the year. We’re thrilled to get to know them better, and we hope you are, too.

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